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How Do Chemical Peels Help Improve Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

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VI Chemical Peels medium-depth peels offer a targeted approach, penetrating just deep enough to enact change without the extensive downtime associated with deeper treatments. Their unique formulation is designed to remove the outermost layers of skin, which often bear the brunt of aging and environmental damage, and stimulate the underlying dermal cells to produce more collagen. VI Chemical Peels help the skin regain its elasticity and smoothness, reducing the appearance of aging signs. Here’s how a chemical peel achieves skin rejuvenation. 

What Are VI Chemical Peels?

VI Chemical Peels leverage a potent mix of trichloroacetic acid (TCA), phenol, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, and essential vitamins to rejuvenate the skin deeply. This composition targets the dermis, encouraging the removal of damaged cells and stimulating collagen production. Collagen, crucial for skin elasticity, diminishes with age. By stimulating collagen production, VI Peels effectively combats fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing skin’s texture.

The inclusion of retinoic acid accelerates cell turnover, revealing healthier skin beneath. Salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, unclogs pores and reduces inflammation, making this peel suitable for acne-prone skin as well. TCA and phenol work to exfoliate the skin and correct pigmentation issues, resulting in a brighter, more even complexion.

This scientific approach addresses surface irregularities and triggers deeper skin processes, offering lasting improvements in skin texture and tone. Through targeted action, VI Chemical Peels provides a comprehensive renewal of skin strategy, minimizing aging signs while enhancing overall skin health.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

  • Improved Texture and Tone: Peels remove the outer layer of skin, revealing smoother, more even-toned skin beneath.
  • Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Stimulates collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of aging signs.
  • Acne and Scar Treatment: Helps clear acne by unclogging pores and can reduce the visibility of acne scars.
  • Pigmentation Correction: Effective in diminishing age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation, leading to a more uniform skin color.
  • Enhanced Skin Hydration: Some peels contain ingredients that improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
  • Increased Product Efficacy: By removing the top layer of dead skin, skincare products can penetrate deeper, enhancing their effectiveness.
  • Minimal Downtime: Depending on the depth of the peel, recovery can be quick, with minimal disruption to daily routines.
  • Customizable Treatments: Chemical peels can be tailored to address specific skin issues and skin types, making them versatile solutions.

What To Prepare Before The Treatment

Taking the time to prepare your skin and yourself properly for the procedure can significantly enhance the peel’s effectiveness.

  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation with a skincare professional to determine the best type of peel for your skin concerns and type.
  • Skin Conditioning: Depending on the advice of your aesthetician, you may need to prepare your skin with specific products, such as retinoids or lightening agents, to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness and reduce potential complications.
  • Sun Protection: Minimize sun exposure and apply broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly for at least two weeks before your treatment to avoid increased sensitivity.
  • Medication Review: Discuss any current medications with your aesthetician, as some may need to be paused or adjusted before the treatment.
  • Schedule Accordingly: Choose a time for your peel when you can afford downtime, considering that peeling and healing can impact your social and professional engagements.
  • Hydration and Diet: Increase water intake and maintain a healthy diet leading up to the treatment to promote optimal skin health and recovery.

The Procedure: What to Expect

On the day of the treatment, your skin is first cleansed to remove any oils and debris. The peel solution is then carefully applied to the skin, where it remains for a specific duration determined by the type of peel and the desired depth of exfoliation. During application, you might feel tingling or a mild burning sensation, indicating the peel is actively working to remove the outer skin layers.

As the solution works on the skin, it dissolves the bonds between dead skin cells, initiating peeling. This sensation typically subsides once the solution is neutralized and washed off. The immediate aftermath of a peel can vary, with some experiencing redness, tightness, or even slight swelling akin to a mild sunburn. These effects are temporary and diminish as the skin starts its healing process.

Over the following days, the treated skin begins to peel, revealing new, more radiant skin underneath. This peeling process can last anywhere from a few days to a week, depending on the depth of the peel. It’s crucial during this period to follow post-treatment care instructions meticulously, including avoiding direct sunlight and applying recommended moisturizers to aid in healing.

While a chemical peel may involve some discomfort and visible peeling, the experience is rewarding.

Post-Treatment Experience

The treated area starts to exfoliate, with the old, damaged top layer of skin peeling off over a period of approximately 5 to 10 days. This natural shedding is crucial for revealing the healthier, more even-toned skin beneath. During this time, it’s common to experience flaking and shedding, which is a sign that the treatment is working as intended.

Resist the urge to pick or peel off the shedding skin manually. Doing so can interrupt the healing process, potentially leading to scarring or other forms of skin damage. The skin needs to peel at its own pace to ensure safe and effective healing.

Adhering to the post-treatment protocol your aesthetician provides is essential for the best outcome. This may include using specific moisturizers to aid the healing process, applying sunscreen to protect the new skin from UV damage, and avoiding certain activities or products that could irritate the skin. Following these guidelines helps ensure that the skin heals properly, maximizing the benefits of the peel and promoting the emergence of fresh, revitalized skin.


At Sorelle Aesthetics LLC, we’re committed to providing personalized skincare solutions that meet your unique needs. Whether you’re looking to reduce fine lines, address acne scars, or achieve a brighter, more even complexion, our team will help you through every step. You’re in safe hands with Sorelle Aesthetics, from initial consultation to post-treatment care. Don’t wait any longer to start your journey towards radiant skin. Contact us for your assessment and discover the transformative power of our treatments. Your skin deserves the best—let Sorelle Aesthetics be the key to unlocking its potential.


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